Learn English

You can study English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) as a pathway to higher study options.

Our TAFE certificate and diploma courses have specific English language requirements, listed on each course page in our course catalogue.  

You can package your TAFE course with ELICOS studies at one of our eight partner English language colleges.

Partner English language colleges

Select a college to view more information, including the equivalent qualifications you need to enter our TAFE courses.

Kaplan International English (CRICOS provider 01784K)

IELTS 5.5 – Intensive English at Upper-Intermediate Level (50%); or B2 First; or English for Academic Purposes 1 (50%)

IELTS  6.0 – Intensive English at Upper Intermediate Level (60%); or B2 First; or English for Academic Purposes 1 (50%)

​IELTS 6.5 – ​Intensive English at Advanced Level (60%); or C1  Advanced; or English for Academic Purposes 2 (60%)

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Language Links (CRICOS provider 02139J)

IELTS 5.5 – General English Upper Intermediate C; or English for IELTS and Academic Purposes (EIAP) Upper Intermediate C.

IELTS  6.0 – General English Upper Intermediate B; or B2 First; or English for IELTS and Academic Purposes (EIAP) Upper Intermediate B

​IELTS 6.5 – General English Upper Intermediate A; or C1 Advanced; or English for IELTS and Academic Purposes (EIAP) Upper Intermediate A

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Lexis English Perth / Sydney / Noosa and Sunshine Coast / Byron Bay / Brisbane

CRICOS provider codes 03274E; 02362B; 01632D; 03019J; and 02499G.

IELTS 5.5 – General English Upper Intermediate; or B2 First, minimum of C grade

IELTS  6.0 – General English Upper-Intermediate; or B2 First, minimum of B grade

​IELTS 6.5 – ​General English Advanced; or B2 First, minimum of A grade; or C1 Advanced, minimum of C grade

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Milner International College of English (CRICOS provider 00061J)

IELTS 5.5 – ​General English Upper Intermediate 1 CEFR B2

IELTS  6.0 – General English Upper Intermediate 2 CEFR B2+; or B2 First; or IELTS

​IELTS 6.5 – General English Pre-Advanced CEFR C1; or C1 Advanced; or C2 Proficiency

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Navitas English Perth and Sydney (CRICOS provider 00289M)

IELTS 5.5 – Academic English 2 - Pass; FCE Preparation CEFR B2; IELTS Preparation minimum C grade in each skill; or General English Upper Intermediate CEFR B2

IELTS  6.0 – Academic English 3 - Pass; FCE Preparation CEFR B2+; IELTS Preparation minimum B grade in each skill; or General English Upper Intermediate CEFR B2+

​IELTS 6.5 – Academic English 4 - Pass; CAE Preparation CEFR C1; IELTS Preparation minimum A grade in each skill; or General English Advanced CEFR C1

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Perth International College of English (PICE) (CRICOS provider 02368G)

IELTS 5.5 – PICE Level 6 (Intermediate A)

IELTS  6.0 – PICE Level 7 (Upper-Intermediate B)

​IELTS 6.5 – ​PICE Level 8 (Upper-Intermediate A)

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Phoenix Academy (CRICOS provider 00066D)

IELTS 5.5 – General English: Upper Intermediate A; or Academic English Program (AEP): CEFR B2 level overall with no individual score below CEFR B2

IELTS  6.0 – General English: Upper Intermediate B; or C1 Advanced; or Academic English Program (AEP): CEFR B2+ level overall with no individual score below CEFR B2

​IELTS 6.5 – General English: Advanced A; or C1 Advanced; or Academic English Program (AEP): CEFR C1 level overall with no individual score below CEFR B2+

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University of Western Australia Centre for English Language Teaching (CRICOS provider 00126G)

IELTS 5.5 – Language and Communication Essentials (LCE) Upper-intermediate with an overall score of 70% with no score below 60%; or English for Academic Purposes:  overall score of 60% with no score below 55%; or IELTS Preparation course: overall score of 60% and no score below 55%

* LCE was formally General English upper-intermediate

IELTS  6.0 – English for Academic Purposes: overall score of 65% with no score less than 60%; or IELTS Preparation course: overall score of 69% and no score below 65%; or
Academic and Study Skills Bridging Course Module 1: overall score 70%

​IELTS 6.5 – Academic and Study Skills Bridging Course Module 2: overall score 70%; or English for Academic Purposes (Upper Intermediate to Advanced): overall score of 70% with no score less than 65%

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Application process to package English with TAFE

When you apply to study a TAFE course with TIWA, your English level is assessed based on the information you provide. If you need to study English before TAFE, we issue a conditional offer outlining the number of ELICOS weeks you will need.

Follow our TAFE application process to apply for a TIWA course and package with English studies at a partner English language college.

 

Last updated on January 20, 2023